August 30, 2011

What I Did

Yesterday was the first day I was kid-free from 9am until almost 4. Jeff's mom picked Ivy up and off they rode to run errands and do laundry and play dolls. I stood there and thought, what shall I do?!

I finished up all my writing work for the morning, then went to the grocery store and moseyed (and I mean moseyed taking my sweet time) down each aisle. Not only did I have the whole cart to myself, I had no need to hurry back home. I gladly checked my email on my phone while I got in the slowest checkout line ever. I didn't mind.

I went to Starbucks. Made a ginormous pot of tortilla soup, like, I had to buy extra containers to store it all. Listened to Pandora (Phil Wickham radio) and then after a while was all wait a second and I turned the music off and just soaked in the quiet for hours. I mopped the floors. Cleaned a bathroom. Straightened stuff. Did some laundry, dreamed of a stacked washer dryer.

It doesn't seem like much for all that time, but I have lofty goals for next Monday. I'm talking clearing out the closets and finally organizing all the kids' outgrown clothes and figuring out what they need for fall. I might never return.

Oh, so, speaking of work. Here's some worth-while things I've written and would love for you to check out, share, do with what you want...

15 Best Movie Moms Ever
What did you do with your placenta?
Co-sleeping: for some it's a dirty night-time secret (love this video!)
An update on Gray's backpack and what he really ended up taking to school.
A little "tongue in cheek"- babywearing... are you doing it wrong?
A fun look back: 13 Classic Cartoons Then & Now


  1. You were much more productive than I would have been with a day to myself! I'm afraid I would spend most of my time window shopping and reading, although my house could definitely use some attention!

  2. I am so happy for your time. And okay, a little jealous because my closets are a disaster. You so very much deserve this time--I can't wait to see what this season will bring for you.

  3. YEA! Good for you! Today is my first day without my 2 (almost 3 year old) and I am looking forward to what I can get done! I think it helps the rest of the week when you feel like you accomplished something! It gives you a new found energy to be even more productive!

  4. Aren't those days the BEST??? My favorite thing to do with no kids and a quiet house is what I call "puttering around". I float around the house, cleaning, straightening, organizing and fixing what needs it. All the while listening to music that makes me happy and not having anyone shout "MOOOM!"

  5. What a beautiful day! And Phil Wickham radio is one of my favorites!


  6. I can't imagine a day to myself! Maybe I'll find it somewhere over the rainbow. Glad you enjoyed your day!

  7. Three cheers for the quite! I'll have it someday, in like 4 or 5 years, I'm sure of it :)

  8. what a good day! I'm so glad for you, Steph.

  9. That is so awesome to have that time for yourself! Enjoy it!

  10. Awe, yay! I'm glad you got a day all for you :)

  11. Sounds fun! And I love Phil Wickham he is so good.

  12. One of my favorite things ever to do is grocery shop at a leisurely pace - sounds like a perfect day :)


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